KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Seven Golden Keys (2)

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Posted on 23rd January 2012 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC Craichy, best-selling author of The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! and Super Health 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality, describes the Seven Golden Keys and emphasizes hydration and the importance of vitamin D3.

Audio Transcript

Wendie: Hi, this is Wendie Pett, Director of Sales and Marketing for Bronze Bow Publishing, and I am here with K.C. Craichy. How are you today?

KC: I’m doing great, Wendie. How are you doing?

Wendie: Good, I’m so glad you could come out to Minneapolis and join us for this interview. Tell us a little bit about these “Seven Golden Keys“, and in what order would you place them?

KC: Well, they’re all critically important and work well together, and you can’t take one in isolation and expect you to live long and unlock your lifelong vitality. That’s why there’s seven keys, and so hydration clearly is the first one in order, but when you talk about order of importance, people say, “What are the top things you can do to really change your life today?”

Wendie: You can’t just do one of them.

KC: You can’t do one, but if you say the top three, I would say would be clean air, fresh water and then purified fish oil that contains a high antioxidant complex, and it’s that important, but when you go to the Seven Golden Keys, you’re talking about hydration, nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, environmental hazards, and meditation and prayer. All these work together to build a foundation for a phenomenal life.

Wendie: And they all balance out. That’s right. When you say it right now, you’re like, gosh, that make sense, of course all that’s important, but if you lack in one area, I would imagine it just affects you all the way around because you’ve got to have some balance all the way around. You mentioned hydration as one of the seven keys. How important is hydration to your skin?

KC: Oh, to your skin, to every aspect of your body, to your blood volume, to everything, it’s critical. I mean take, for example, we talked about this earlier, in the West Coast of the United States, or in the Colorado Rockies or in California, you see that the rate of facelifts, for instance, is much higher than on the East Coast, particularly in the southeast where the humidity is high, so just a small example of what a little bit more moisture…

Wendie: It has nothing to do with vanity on one side of the coast or the other.

KC: Well, that’s a different sermon for a different day, but the net of it is, just simply if you go there, you need more Chapstick than you do in Florida.

Wendie: Absolutely, I was just in California and I woke up in the middle of the night and needed water, and I tried to put my make-up on the next day and it just globbed on, and it is amazing how it affects you.

KC: It’s amazing, so that’s just a little taste of what hydration is, and most Americans are chronically dehydrated.

Wendie: Really?

KC: Chronically dehydrated and there’s some joint pains and even depression. All kinds of physical symptoms can occur from being dehydrated, but Americans are replacing water with things like coffee and orange juice and diet Cokes…

Wendie: Because there’s water in it.

KC: Exactly, because you think there’s water in it, so therefore, it must be good, but the reality of it is, when you drink these things, you are literally dehydrating your body, so you’re requiring enough water, you have to drink as much water as you do one of these other drinks to get back to zero.

Wendie: Sure, well that brings up another point. Since we were talking about hydration, and the importance of hydrating the skin and, of course, hydration affects every part of the body, but tell us, what is the long-term effects of sun damage to a person’s skin, or is it even damaged?

KC: Well, a lot of people have sun damage, no doubt, but it’s really a misunderstood area. See, most of the population of America are vitamin D deficient. A huge amount of people, particularly African Americans and people with darker complexions, that don’t get much sun exposure, but even if they do, they don’t get the benefit. So the problem is, we are scared to death of skin cancer so that we cover our skin or we put suntan lotion, a lot of chemicals in that to start with, with sun screens and so on, but you’re blocking the UVA or UVV, depending on what kind of sun lotion that you use, and what happens is that you block the conversion of vitamin D, the sunshine to vitamin D in the body, so you’re chronically deficient in vitamin D which is required for bone health and for blood pressure and for so many other things.

Really, the problem of not enough sun is a bigger problem than too much sun. So, people are scared to death of melanoma; just don’t get burned. I mean an hour a day in the sun, in the least hot period of the early morning or late afternoons, is incredibly important, it’s critical. Matter of fact, years ago the therapy for MS, multiple sclerosis, was sunshine therapy, very effective, still effective today, but no one practices that.

Wendie: And you think like when a child is born with jaundice, they say, put them in the sunlight, you know what I mean? They need that vitamin D.

KC: We call that a clue down there in Tampa, Florida.

Wendie: A clue, hello. Oh, funny.

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